Every Possible Detail About the 2022 Super Bowl LVI and Halftime Show, Right This Way

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Every Possible Detail About the 2022 Super Bowl LVI and Halftime Show, Right This Way

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Great news, the time has once again come to assemble a pile of meats and cheese into a rectangle and call it art an edible stadium, 'cause Super Bowl LVI is right around the corner. Which for some Americans is a chance to watch football (not me), and for other Americans is a chance to pretend to watch football while mindlessly eating dip and waiting for the halftime show to come on already (me).

While the Super Bowl will probably be a little different this year if things keep going the way they're going (read: the pandemic keeps effing everything up for us), the NFL is going allllll the way out for the big game—and we have some intel ahead of kickoff. Specifically about the 2022 Pepsi Halftime Show which I think we can all agree is the best part of this whole thing.

First: Exactly When/Where Is the 2022 Super Bowl Happening?

That'd be February 13, 2022 (a Sunday, per usual). The game is going down at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles this year—and yep, you can buy tickets. But they are extremely expensive and appear to start at around $5,960.00. Good luck/prayers to your wallet.


Who Is Playing in the 2022 Super Bowl?

Truly no idea. Mostly because it hasn't been decided yet! The playoffs are still happening, but we'll update this story once we know who the teams are. Though apparently, the Kansas City Chiefs are favored to win followed by the Green Bay Packers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Buffalo Bills, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Dallas Cowboys. (Note: In case the entirety of 2021 is a distant memory for you, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won against the Kansas City Chiefs last year.)

Who Is Performing in the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show?

So. Many. People. Specifically, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. Speechless at this level of talent and fame! BTW, the show is being presented by Pepsi, the NFL, and Roc Nation, so Jay-Z went ahead and gave a statement:

"On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California, in the new SoFi Stadium, Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton, Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton, will take center field for a performance of a lifetime. They will be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem, and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige. This is the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is history in the making."


Do the Halftime Show Performers Get Paid?

Answer: Nope. Historically, halftime performers do not get paid (though honestly they should). But the NFL justifies not paying artists because of the massive platform they get during the show, and the inevitable spike in music sales that comes with.

Let's take 2020's show with Shakira and J.Lo as an example. Apparently, Jennifer Lopez's streams jumped by 335 percent thanks to the performance, while Shakira's jumped by 230 percent. And according to Billboard, the songs Shakira and J.Lo performed saw a 1,013 percent sales increase the day of the Super Bowl, selling 16,000 digital downloads (up from around 1,000 the day before).

How Can You Watch the 2022 Super Bowl?

On top of being televised by NBC and Telemundo, the Super Bowl will stream live on Peacock. So plan your trial account that you'll inevitably forget to cancel accordingly.


Check back in for more updates as we have 'em!

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